February 21, 2018Job Opportunity: Partnerships and Engagement Officer


The Partnerships and Engagement Officer will support Umbrella Studio to diversify income streams, with a strong focus on attracting income from philanthropic trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, individual donors, and community giving. The Partnerships and Engagement Officer will play a pivotal role in attracting income to build the sustainability of Umbrella Studio, enabling the organisation to continue supporting the development of the visual arts in North Queensland. The Partnerships and Engagement Officer will be responsible for building relationships with decision-makers at funding institutions, develop funding applications and acquittal reports, helping to implement the organisation’s Strategic Plan, and support with fundraising event coordination. The Partnerships and Engagement Officer will be able to identify, promote, solicit and steward philanthropic gifts through various fundraising tactics involving trusts & foundations, corporate giving, individuals, bequests and direct marketing. The role will be responsible for updating marketing materials within its scope, and producing new…
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February 8, 2018Update – Pop Up North Queensland 2018

Pop Up North Queensland 2017

We would like to give interested PUNQ participants an update on where we’re at with Pop Up North Queensland for 2018. We still intend to continue the project alongside the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in July and August and even though the 2017 event was a success, unfortunately we haven’t yet had success in securing enough funding for this year’s event (sad face). The application with Tourism and Events Queensland was unsuccessful, with feedback that we needed more detail in our marketing plan to attract visitors from outside the Local Government Area. There was only one successful application in Townsville and the North Queensland region which was the Townsville Triathlon Festival. The other 31 funded events were outside North Queensland. Click on this link if you would like to see who was successful in receiving funding: The Festivals Australia grant was also unsuccessful, the program received a total…
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February 1, 2018Notice of 2017 AGM


Umbrella Studio Association Incorporated is a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation, which began as a space for emerging Townsville artists, and whilst retaining this, has evolved to become an important centre for contemporary art in North Queensland. Umbrella Studio recognises the need to build on its past achievements, and to continue to provide support for contemporary artists through its annual program of exhibitions and associated activities. 2017 Annual General Meeting 6:00pm Tuesday 27 March 2018 Umbrella Studio, 482 Flinders Street, Townsville Election of 2018 Management Committee All members are invited to attend the meeting and participate in the election of the 2018 Management Committee. A list of nominees and their statements will be available below and available from Umbrella Studio office from Tuesday 06 March 2018. If you are unable to attend the Annual General Meeting, you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.   (Nomination Statements will be available…
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